The big picture – Plant documentation

In the EC machine directive they are referred to as “assemblies of machinery”, in the industry they are mostly known as plants. However we may call them, all of them need an instruction manual. It’s just the way it is.

Christmas time = Reconstruction time

Not all employees these days are able to look forward to a peaceful Christmas holiday and a few days off. When manufacturing stops, maintenance rolls up its sleeves. Machines are reconstructed, and “time pressure” is a latent companion. This can quickly lead to inattentiveness or even carelessness. Hardly anyone considers occupational safety and health.

Evaluating risks – how it’s done!

Many criteria must be met to market a machine in Europe. Rightly, because at the end it’s not just about efficiency, productivity and a positive ROI but also about ensuring safety. We know this isn’t always easy – with Hazard Rating Numbers we introduce a risk assessment procedure.

The five most common mistakes when creating risk assessments

In practice, we often look at risk assessments which have plenty of discrepancies. When we compare the documentation with the delivered products, we often find danger points which have not been taken into account or measures which have been described, do not even exist. To avoid this, we show you the five most common deficiencies. 

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